This rental had everything we wanted and more.
It lies in a heritage area, with its own dock at the back, beyond the good sized pool. There are many restaurants within walking distance and a free bus which runs the length of the island. The location is quiet, with wonderful views across and down the canal to the rear. Beaches are 300 yds away.
The house has a lift from the double garage to the second floor, big enough for a wheelchair and the fitted kitchen has a unique built in dining table which makes for a superb open feel to the living area.
The atmosphere is of a top quality family home rather than a rental and Anna Maria Island has a wonderful welcoming attitude to visitors. We joined in the early morning tennis club (2 blocks from the house) and they couldn't have been friendlier. (there's a good deal of banter!)
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Nov 2, 2011
Thank you for your kind words and review which we truly appreciate. We respect the time and trouble that it can take to write a review and are grateful to you for taking the time.
We are pleased that you enjoyed you stay in Bayview Dream and on Anna Maria Island and are sorry that you did not like having to go home - we know how you feel, but we do look forward to welcoming you back to Bayview Dream in the future.
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